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January-23-97

Supreme Court Puts Off Deciding Whether or Not to Hear Affirmative Action Case

This week, the Supreme Court was expected to announce whether or not it would hear Board of Education of Piscatony v. Taxman, a case which could sharply restrict affirmative action programs. Instead, the Court asked the Justice Department whether it believes federal law allows an employer to prefer an African American worker over a white one, if the workplace is already racially balanced. It could take months for the Justice Department's response.

Media Resources: The Los Angeles Times - January 23, 1997